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Can PDQ get inventory from vCenter folders?

So I'm trying to help part of my team apply Windows updates to a bunch of machines in vCenter 6.7.  These machines are not on the domain, so it's just not as simple as adding a machine name and watching it work.  They also have DHCP addresses, so we know how that can change.  I started a google search, but am just trying to get this work at the moment, but it looks like there might be a way to get the inventory from vCenter?  Is that possible?  Is it also possible to have PDQ run certain scripts that could create snapshots in vCenter for the machines?  Thanks in advance.



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  • Are these machines in a separate domain?  Or are they free standing?

    I've got my Web environment machines in their own domain and I'm able to scan those using a different account from that domain.

  • Hi Sean,

    So the machines I'm trying to target in vCenter aren't on a domain.  They're in a workgroup.  The vCenter is in a different domain than the PDQ server, but I can access the vCenter from that domain that PDQ is in.  Is there a way I can have some sort of step/script in PDQ that will somehow login to the vCenter, get the specific folder(s) inventory and somehow add them as a target list?  The machines are normally powered off, so if the script can also power them on that'd be ideal as well.  It'd be a lot better than powering each machine on manually, gathering the IP and then running the scripts against them.  The idea is to automate as much as possible and eventually have it on a schedule.